id Software’s Quake 4 Set to Shake Xbox 360 on November 18
Company: Activision
Mesquite, TX – Nov. 11, 2005 – The Strogg are storming onto next-generation console hardware with id Software’s™ eagerly anticipated QUAKE 4™ for Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The new addition to the renowned QUAKE® franchise is set to ship out for Xbox 360 on Nov. 18 in the U.S, and additionally will be available at retail outlets day-and-date with Xbox 360 system launch in Europe. QUAKE 4 is rated “M” (Mature) by the ESRB.

QUAKE 4 enlists gamers in the role of Matthew Kane, a member of the Earth Defense Force’s legendary Rhino Squad, to penetrate deep into the heart of the Strogg war machine. Fight alone, with your squad, and in hover tanks and mechanized walkers as you engage in a heroic mission to defeat this barbaric alien race before they annihilate all of human-kind.

Developed by Raven Software and executive produced by id Software, QUAKE 4 is built on the revolutionary DOOM 3® technology, and also features fast-paced multiplayer competition modeled after the speed, style and feel of id’s landmark multiplayer game, QUAKE III Arena®.

Players are also treated to hours of bonus content including behind the scenes videos as well as a complete version of id Software’s blockbuster hit, QUAKE II®. This full game has been re-engineered exclusively for Xbox 360 and includes the entire single player campaign in addition to 2-4 player co-op and 2-8 player multiplayer via System Link or split-screen.

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About id Software:
id – Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth – has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D®, DOOM®, DOOM II®, QUAKE® QUAKE II®, QUAKE III Arena®, Return to Castle Wolfenstein® and DOOM 3®. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id’s games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. Check out more about id Software at

About Activision, Inc.:
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.

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